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First generation consoles go here.
Some defining characteristics of first generation consoles include:
- Discrete transistor-based digital game logic.
- Games were native components of consoles rather than based on external or removable media.
- Entire game playfield occupies only one screen.
- Objects on screen consist of very basic dots, lines or blocks.
- Colours of graphics are basic (mostly black and white or other dichromatic combination; later games may display three or more colours).
- Either single-channel or no audio.
- Lacked features of second generation consoles, such as microprocessor logic, ROM cartridges, flip-screen playfields, sprite-based graphics, and multi-color graphics.